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nature turned up the oven to roast here in maryland and all along the east coast. temperature records aren't just breaking, they're popping. as the mercury flows past 100 in many parts of maryland. good evening, i'm kelly swoope. the heat headlines are remarkable. a record at bwi today, 105 degrees. and just think, a couple of months ago it was a record snowfall. now, not las vegas, not phoenix, but frederick was among if not the hots spots in the entire country today, a scorching 106 degrees. and csx which owns the tracks which carry the camden line cut the speed of commuter trains in half because the extreme heat can cause the rails to bend under pressure. >>> maryland is broiling again. and more looks to be on the way. wyatt is here with the first forecast. >> after record smashing heat across maryland today i wish i could tell you things are about to let upment we'll see relief tomorrow. it's not going to happen. we'll see just as much heat, a carbon copy. let's take a look at what we're seeing right now. we just dipped below 90 degrees in dc and baltimore, very, very hot evening
said health care reform could save maryland millions. i am michael uczyner and the if health care reform costs us. next on fox 45 news at 10:00. >> beautiful cooditions out there today. around baltimore. plenty of sunsh >>well, you know thh saying, sleep tight do not let the bedbugs bite. in reality, bugs are biting big time. as kathleen cairns reports, the city's 311 center has been inundated with complaints. >> crime is not the only concern in cherry hill right now. >> because of the bugs. >> they are hard to see. >> if you are asleep. they bite you. >> it is a bed bug infestation, and she has the bites to prove it. >> i have had bites o my legs. >> last yeer baltimore city health officials had 83 complaints about bedbugs. so far this year, 446 complaints. >> but just in the past year alone, we have a six fold increase. >> hhalth department s not sure why there has been a spike in ú%dbugs. but. >> let's say you went on a business trip, come back and they come back in your suitcase, block. >> bugs are not just in a bed. >> it is impprtant to be mattrees, baseboards, sofas, pict
rain along york and some light rain showers in western maryland. it should be ok this morning around the city. this afternoon, we will have a 50% chance for a thunderstorm. it will be an uncomfortable day as far as the humidity. we have much better news as far as the forecast going into the weekend. >> coffee, anyone? there are some things to watch for. we have an accident in windsor mill. watch for delays in that area. fire activity is now clear in the city. 45 miles per hour on the north side around the harrisburg expressway. so far so good on 95. 51 on the west side of the loop heading down towards liberty. on 95 into howard county, approaching 56 miles per hour. checking 795 and going away from us is southbound traffic. delay-free at the moment. we switch over to it live view of 895. problem-free at the moment at the toll plaza. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> many gathered last night at the spot where a johns hopkins researcher was stabbed to death earlier this week. >> jennifer franciotti joins us from the baltimore city police headquarters with the very latest. >> o
signature. maryland's department of labour is already gearing up for an influx of applications from the 19,000 merrill lenders to stand to benefit from an extension of the federal payments. >> unemployment can affect anyone read it -- can affect anyone. >> she tracks claims. congress appears poised to extend federal unemployment benefits. >> public, people have patience. we've already had a lot -- a large volume of people calling. >> the bill would offer up to 73 weeks of federal unemployment payments to people live exhausted their state benefits. belated government numbers show the job market is tougher than ever -- the latest government numbers show the job market is tougher than error -- than ever. >> the maryland benefits are only 26 weeks and length. >> recent layoffs are driving the impact of the recession on our area. she expects that number to grow by 1500 people a week. >> the average weekly benefit in maryland is $312 a week and that is taxable. it is not a lot, but it is there to help people get by while they are looking for the next job. >> debit cards have replaced the traditi
>>> now, good morning maryland. >> it's 5:30, the pentagon is looking into who leaked military documents to the internet and then made its way to you. >> there was a water fountain in the marriott waterfront, but not on purpose. >>> and a new way to board a plane. what they are doing in houston today and whether you will like it. wait until you hear this. good morning maryland. i'm jamie costello. >> and i'm megan pringle. a beautiful night last night. >> everybody was outside. >> i know, walking around, sitting outside. that includes justin burke. did you do anything outside last night? >> just sitting there and breathing in that fresh air. it was so nice. as we had a drop in the humidity, that allowed the clear sky overnight. to bring our temperatures back into the 60s this morning. this afternoon, we'll get close to 90. we can't avoid having those days here in baltimore. this weekend's outlook, it's going to turn even cooler and much more pleasant. we may have turned a corner here. i think we have seen the peek of the heat and now the slow slide in the end of summer. 60
afternoon. i am sarah caldwell. maryland state police have joined in the search for the body of a man who disappeared while swimming with friends. capt. roy taylor is over the scene in carroll county with the latest on the recovery efforts. >> this just south of nicodemus road near deparle road at of the reservoir on the carroll county side. divers are looking for the individual who became missing yesterday afternoon while swimming here. other divers and search people are trying to locate the individual here. state police are on the scene and they also he -- baltimore city has responded over here, since they represent the waterways in the state of maryland. no further sightings. as we get more information, we will update you from sky team 11. >> 11 news reporter rob roblin will have the latest on the recovery of its tonight on 11 news at 5:00. another violent weekend in baltimore city as police look into shooting, one of them deadly. at 32-year-old man was shot at park heights ave after midnight saturday, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head he was rushed to sinai hospital, where he
. >> this petition was signed by 55 maryland farmers and others in the agriculture business. it urges gov. ramat -- gov. o'malley to urge poultry producers to pay their fair share in cleaning up the bay. in parts of rural maryland, a huge chicken house. all of those chickens produce huge waste. >> the nitrogen that is going into the chesapeake bay is less oil spill, but just as deadly. >> environment maryland it held a press conference today, urging gov. martin o'malley to make chicken operations accountable. >> to be accountable in providing the documentation for how to do it and the consulting research for how to do it. and i can see them incentivizing there were words that if they do it, they get a premium on their chins. -- chickens. the >> there are many farmers like those who provide food here who do a lot of the living things -- a lot of the right things and they are proof that it can be environmentally safe. >> this afternoon the spokesman said, of an " perdue is addressing the challenges facing the bay. we partnered with the epa to work with the farm families to grow our chickens to hel
in the state of maryland. ú%t bob ehrlich claims he created that credit five years ago. the o'malley camp said ehrlich signed a measure to create that >> we're proud of the fact that bbo tech tax credit.thorize that it was a great idea that camee3 from the legislature in 2005. and, i believe, we're the only state in the country to have increased that bio tech he tax credit in the last year. jobs were create in the state of maryland,,in the past four months. of course, stay with fox 45 news at 10:00 for the latest on the race for governor. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on the vote 2010 iconn ii the news features section. >> and an apology from the president of the u.s. mr. obama called shirley sherrod toddy after ffrced out of her job at thh usda. -e have more on what was said. >> the wwite house working to smooth over the shirley sharrod situation. -ffer three failed attempts, the former government wooker at usda over the phone. calling from his private office inside of the west wing, aides say mr. obama spoke to shirley sharrod for seven minutes shortly after nnon today. white house press
relation here in maryland and the oil spill. >>> right now, shear kim brown. >> thanks, justin. we are quiet in terms of traffic. just a handful of road accident accidents. we're working on on the hack expressway. megan and jamie, back to you. >>> coming up next, a police officer's job can be dangerous. >> yeah, but you don't expect a traffic stop to get this violent. the whole thing's caught on tape. we'll show it so you. >>> listen up, if you want to take the kids to an amusement park, we'll tell you the best five for your family coming up. >>> take a look at this video. it's so incredible. this puppy doesn't let anything slow him down even after he's hit by a car. look at him go. >>> summertime is a great time for amusement parks. a day at the park is a day of fun for the whole family. >> absolutely. linda so tells us about the five best amusement parks in our area so take a look. >> reporter: oh, the thrill. big drops, fast roller coasters, entertaining shows and fun night for the little ones. it's what makes a great community park. >> i like them because they go upside do
around maryland tonight, as the possibility of more rain lingers. a live look outside shows us a flash flood watch is set to go in effect in less than an hour for the baltimore area. wjz is live with first warning weather coverage. bob turk and bernadette woods are tracking live doppler radar. >> we do have the storms. all of that stuff is moving off to the east/northeast. and anywhere between 17 and 22 miles an hour. there you see a lot of activity, or all across allegheny and garrett county and neighboring counties. and across virginia and west virginia. west of washington, is headed for our region. one shower did fall right over ocean city there. there you see it just on the north of the delaware-maryland line. around the baltimore region. running away a little longer. probably maybe 6 to 7 to 8. because of the rain coming and the rain we just had yesterday, we have a flash flood watch in effect, which will go into effect at 6:00 tonight for the entire region. d.c. suburbs, through the baltimore region, up towards philadelphia, jersey, and the southern portions of pennsylvania as we
care and will be in the custody of maryland social services. >> baltimore county police need your help tonight in finding a rape suspect. police think the same man has committed the same sphere -- this series of sexual assaults and robberies since june. early saturday morning, he was somehow able to get in a home and tried to rape a woman on franklin avenue. anyone with information is urged to call baltimore county police. >> baltimore city police have arrested for juveniles accused in a rash of robberies on at the light rail which had riders on edge. >> police say the four juveniles ages 14-17 have been terrorizing passengers aboard the light rail station -- at the light rail station since may, as leader robberies'. but tonight, thanks to community involvement, all four are in jail. >> there are difference m.o's for these kids. it would walk to the light rail stop, they will also ride the trains and target victims from there. >> police from baltimore city, the county, and m.t.a. announced the arrest of four boys from the cherry hill area after several months of brazen attacks on passe
portions of southern maryland. the charles county area. that will be moving into st. mary's and southern portions of calvert county. watch out for that. in the city portions and west, we have been cleared out. we still have these watches and advisories in effect. let's take a look at the computer. enemy 7:00 tonight. for the area south and east of the region. as i mentioned, the flash flood warning until 6:00 tonight for the baltimore area east. at least it was still in effect a few minutes ago. >>> tim has a look at the outback. >> they definitely were, bob. for a very short time, a lot of places got the rain. and since we've put these totals on, other places have gotten even more rain. this is a sampling around the area. take a look. we've gotten about one and a third inches. a little less than half an inch at bel air. and bwi marshall. columbia saw 6/10ths of an inch. we're definitely dealing with this rain moving on through. right now, there's standing water on television hill, getting steamy, with temperatures that went from the 90s down into the 70s. and have crept back up again in
you >> welcome back. 79 degrees downtown at the maryland science center. things should be dry for your thursday morning commute. just a 20% chance for a thunderstorm today. it is thursday so we have to talk about the beach. friday, saturday, sunday looked ok. just a 20% chance for rain on friday. the water will be a good place to bay. it will be hot and ocean city, 95 on saturday. we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. for now, to the news desk. >> a tempting -- attempting a vaginal birth after a c-section is safe for most women. the c-section delivery rate has skyrocketed over the past four years to almost one in three berths. but some women are opting for subsequent vaginal births. women with two previous c- section and those with an unknown type of scar can now attends a natural birth. women who attempt natural birth are successful. >> patients suffer from post- traumatic stress disorder may be surprised a street drug could be part of their cure. ecstasy was used for treatment by psychiatrist along with therapy. researchers wanted to see how it helped
>>> brutal heat and humidity. this noon weather warnings take effect across maryland. >>> hello again. i'm jessica kartalija. here's what people are talking about. moments ago a heat advisory went into effect for most of maryland. the hot temperatures made more difficult as fire crews battled a blaze. many of them had to stop and hydrate after they put the flames out. the heat and humidity is building. baltimore city enacted its code red heat alert which emergency cooling centers are open. first, we begin with tim williams in the weather center. >> we'll show you the setup of this scenario. we have very hot air moving in from the south. it's all because of the bermuda high sitting offshore. we're looking at heat indexes in the low 100s. dangerous heat for us through today into tomorrow and into sunday before we start to get a break. for a little more of a look on how we are shaping up, let's send it to marty bass. >> it's really close out here. let's take a look at some temperatures around. what we're seeing is 94 degrees this noon hour. 94 degrees. the normal daytime high is 88
repair service for your lan mine phone, the maryland public service commission wants to hear from you. out next, the maryland lottery midday pick three and pick four numbers. and we will get another check of the insta-weather-plus forecast. >>, and on "dr. oz," the choking and game. it is a teenager at risk? that is this afternoon at 2:00. coming up on "oprah," it was an international scandal, the governor of south carolina's secret rendezvous with a lover in argentina. hear how jenny sanford survive the ordeal. that is at 4:00. tonight at 5:00, a former usda official forced out over racial xt isnts taken out of commentnte offered a new job at the agency. and sales of homes fell more than 5% last month. why economists say we may not be out of the woods just yet. those stories and much more on 11 news at 5:00. and now the maryland lottery numbers. >> brian johnson with the maryland lottery time for the winning midday pick 3 numbers. pick four is next, but first, send in two non-winning scratch- offs for a chance to win one and a thousand dollars. -- a chance to win what thousand dollar
in our direction. we've got two systems from opposite sides that will merge right here across maryland. that will spell out hefty rains tonight and tomorrow. we begin to see the chance of showers and storms popping up going for the two degree guaranteed high of 92. the showers and storms that start to develop this evening become more widespread tomorrow. more on that coming up. right now, 5:10. here's kim brown. >>> we have police activity in ferndale. also some water main break issues persisting in baltimore city. westbound pulaski highway continues to be closed. they are still working on the water main break repair. not affecting your drive time so far. no problems southbound. 95 southbound running well three minutes from the beltway to the split. now only five minutes from the split right now. as we look around the area, traffic moving very well at sandy point. you won't find any problems headed towards 495 and 95. megan and jamie, back to you. >>> all right. the latest now on the oil spill in the gulf of mexico. a blimp owned by a company here in maryland will fly over the area s
by the university of maryland center for environmental science will be the first of its kind, focusing on microorganisms and help researchers gain a better understanding of the environment in which crabs and oysters and other key commercial species live. >>> the president just told us last week he wants to see hiv down 25%. to do this 15 churches in baltimore will turn into hiv and aids testing sites today. abc2 news linda so with what this means. good morning. >> reporter: it means that anyone can visit any one of the 15 designated sites throughout the city to get free hiv testing today. part of an initiative to get people in baltimore tested and to provide care for those diagnosed. this morning hundreds of volunteers will go door to door to let the people know where their nearest testing site is. the goal is to get at least 2,000 people to show up. baltimore has one of the highest infection rates in the country. 15,000 people are living with hiv./aids in the city and it's believed another 9,000 don't even know they have the disease because they have not been tested yet. congressman e
the amusement park ride safety inspection team from the maryland department of labour and licensing are en route to ocean city to inspect the apparent malfunction. >> michael, we're talking about the tidal wave, correct, is that the ride? >> that's correct. >> any information about the extent of injuries? >> well, right now, three people were transported. the injuries are believed to be non-life threat engineer, they were conscious when they were transported and have been taken to area hospitals. i have no more information on their injuries, they were conscious and i have information that their injuries were not life-threatening. >> they were three children between the ages of 10 and 15 years old. i don't know the exact breakdown of the ages. >> okay. all right. you said it is being investigated by -- >> yes, ma'am, the ride is closed, and it is being investigated by the department of labour and licensing inspection people from the amusement park ride safety inspection team. >> obviously the ride is shut down for the rest of the evening, correct? >> yes, ma'am. >> all right. michael levy, thank
anniversary celebration. >>> every single wednesday, good morning maryland, we're going to put three video resumes on the air. if you want yours on the air, send an e-mail to bestresumes@wmar.com with a microsoft word attachment. we'll have you tape a 20-second video pitch and we'll put it on the air as well as our website. >>> some ravens players spent the past few days giving back to the community. how the boys and girls of our community benefitted from their visit. >>> get inside. >> look at this. we'll show you a tornado that treated a home like it was made out of tooth picks. >>> first, let's head to justin berk with our weather. >> we had our own wind problems yesterday. mostly wind, no confirmed tornados in maryland. at 72 degrees, mostly clear skies, the sunlight already showing itself over the eastern sky. another hot day, less humid, more on that in a little bit. 5:34. let's go to the mta and check with mark jones. >> the commute looks good on the rail service. marc train system looking good for travel on the camden, penn and brunswick lines. on the buses, diverted at argon and h
travel, 4th of july weekend is in full swing as thousands of marylanders and the police are hitting the roads. >>> and it's looking like the heat will return just in time for the holiday. meteorologist tim williams has the details coming up in your first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning, welcome to eyewitness news this afternoon. an andrea fujii in for gigi barnett. >>> temperatures in the 60s. good morning to you. >> good morning to you. >>> a little chilly, enjoy the chill. >> it's going away after the next day or so. today we'll be warming up a little more than yesterday. the nice thing is we're dealing with a dry heat, which is not something we typically get to say in this region. the humidity will build by the end of the weekend into next week we'll deal with humidity and heat as well. your forecasted to temperatures in the 60s area wide. we'll be touching the 70s quickly. we're going up to a high of close to 90 degrees, look for sunshine. a little more humidity than yesterday. dew points will be low. we'll talk about how h
-wide vote on weather to build maryland's largest casino outside anne arundel mills mall. it gives them a right. >> it is an essential and fundamental right of the people and it was today preserved, protected and enforced by the court of appeal, and for that we're thankful and grateful. >> reporter: the president of the company who won the right to build the casino said the state is losing $1 million a day that it is not built. billions of dollars are leaving the state to other neighboring states with no benefit to the state. inteed, surrounding states have expanded gaming beyond slot machines to include blackjack tables and poker rooms. but slots opponents say the state referendum on slots which passed in 2008 did not guarantee revenue for the state. >> the creation of new revenues for the state was dependent upon the local community's selling the location in their communities. >> the arundel mills referendum will be on the platte for those who vote in the county on election day november 2nd after a huge victory. opponents say they are confident they'll win that day as well. >> it is s
in uganda. a 16-year-old is scheduled for surgery to repair her leg. >> reporter: the maryland teen injured in the terrorist attack is with the missionaries from this church in pennsylvania. they're praying for her quick recovery. the suicide bombing at this restaurant injured this 16-year- old from howard county and six other missionaries traveling with her grandmother's church in pennsylvania. >> i'm thankful to be alive. because, if i was sitting two seats to the left, i would have lost my life. >> faith kept the congregation together and they plan to continue the work in uganda. >> we see what happens when evil is so prevalent that danger lurks. we have to face that. >> reporter: this church member's son also suffered injuries in the explosions. >> he had a hole in his leg and you could see the bone and he couldn't see out of his left eye. >> the phones are ringing constantly and folks around the country are sending e-mails to us offering prayers and encouragement. >> reporter: members of the group could have come home days earlier, but chose to stay. >> that says something about the ge
of central maryland. we're talking about el cot city right now, and i want to take you a little bit closer here and show you what we're seeing. as we zoom in tighter here, this is the primary area of concern. and i'm going to take the looping function here and change that so we just get the very end of the loop and show you where the storm is now. again, primarily rambles town south into wood lawn, the most dangerous part of the storm here would be right on the southern edge of it. so just north of ellicott city. so this is the area of greatest concern. again, a rare tornado warning. doesn't mean we have one on the ground. it means the potential is there this storm could spawn a tornadoic event here, so we're going to be keeping a close eye on that with maryland's most powerful radar. this warning up is through the rest of the area here. definitely want to take cover until the storm passes. one last look at it here on the radar picture, you can see where the storm is moving steady from west to east. we will have more on this storm and a look at your forecast coming up. >>> a maryland depar
if there was a return date on the airline ticket mary purchased for a trip from florida to maryland. they also want to know about any aberration on the number of calls she made to the family home and wanted to know what degree ronald kuntz had in psychology. twice, and jurors in the mary kuntz murder trial in sent questions to the judge. the 60-year-old woman is charged with the june 2009 murder of her estranged husband and the attempted murder of the couple's daughter, kelsey. 66-year-old ronald kuntz was shut -- was shot multiple times at his home. jurors asked for detailed definition of what they call conscious intent. the judge said out of an abundance of caution he gave them the definition of proof of intent. -jurors ask who pays for her psychiatric care if she goes to a mental institution. >> the defense objected to the proof of intent instruction by the judge, saying it was not clear exactly where the jury was in its deliberations. barry simms, wbal-tv 11 news. >> police have identified a man whose body was found outside of northwest baltimore home. a concerned resident called police after f
, a new offer hitting marylanders could be nothing more than monkey business. >> what's your dream escape? >> reporter: the dog days of summer are the perfect time to think about an escape, this company claims you can take dream vacations while earning life-changing wealth. before you pay their fee and start looking for destinations, the better business bureau says beware. >> you continue to see tell-tail signs of concerns about this business. >> reporter: the business is travel ventures international, a company recruiting marylanders to join their team through e-mail. they offer travel products and services, but click the their faq's and you don't have to make a lot of money with their company. >> it focuses on you recruiting people to participate in this business opportunity. >> reporter: critics say that's the kind of business the federal trade commission warns about, you only get paid commissions by recruiting new distributors. getting restraining orders to stop them from promoting the offer. it's hard to find out much else, even who owns tbi. >> the focus of the website isn't so much
's hard to believe we cave the blue crab. it's no surprise that the creepy creatures a maryland favorite and for some the price doesn't matter. >> my wife said how much and i didn't even ask. >> reporter: we checked in a few months after talking to the owner e. buys whole seller who move them out of the gulf. they say there is no choice but to raise prices because the oil spill has cut down on crabbing efforts. the owner said several weeks after the disaster he had to pass along the price. >> they went up about four to five dollars a dozen. about a dozen and about 40 or $50 a bush el. >> reporter: a dozen charge large go for $55. much higher and one man will look for something else. >> price goes up to $75 or 100 a dozen we will think twice before we get them. >> reporter: the future is not certain since the oil spill is unprecedented but a report is not good news. sciencists with the university of southern mississippi have found drop lets of oil in the larvae of blue crabs. one said the effect could last years, not months. for now crabbers are having a good season helping balance the
storms will be possible to talk about that. show you the latest on maryland's most powerful radar all coming up in a few. >> thank you so much, way yacht. >> and they have issued another code red today. the city has opened up more cooling centers. trying to cope with the exchange -- estrange heat. and just relax in the cool temperatures. the officials say that nearly a thousand people have actually visited the city's cooling center so far this year. >> we get them in the winter and also in the summer. we're talking about the dreaded water main breaks. but that always seems to cause so many problems in the city. but unlike the summers, the city has few water works this year. >> well, the latest break was more than of a traffic problem than it was a water issue for the neighborhood. the break occurred in the 2100 block that could affect your drive home. but not your iced cold drink at home. if you are underground for 80 years, you wouldn't be in such great shape either. this was installed back in 1930. and one piece broke yesterday and early this morning, another piece went out. the cit
2 news. >>> and the state department of health and mental hygiene confirmed three more marylanders have died from heat- related illnesses, bringing the total deaths from heat up to 15. >> be smart. these are common sense approaches, they are really what applies here. and in addition, be on the lookout for your friends and neighbors who may be at a higher risk. >> we also want to emphasize all of the heat deaths so far, all of the victims had underlying medical conditions which put them at a greater risk. >>> a code red heat alert in effect for baltimore city for another hour and then tomorrow from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. those are the hours that the cooling centers will be open. remember for tips to keep cool, log on to our home page at abc2news.com, click on the weather tab, then our exclusive hot weather guide. >>> kelly, there have been places around baltimore today that have hit 100-degree. tomorrow i think most of the state gets there. i mean very few of us will be spared from triple-digits tomorrow and everyone feeling like 100 when you throw in the humidity. let's take a loo
the bank. >> severe thunderstorms rolled through maryland again today. we will see what is behind this front as we head into the weekend. temperatures are in the 80's. winds are light but they are shifting to the north. >> it was the chance to meet all of the ravens cheerleaders tonight. the event took place at the havana club downtown. fans also got the chance to have the chair lighters -- the cheerleaders sign the new calendar. one drug maker is using the recent tylenol recall to its advantage. you could ultimately benefit. the campaign is urging mothers and fathers to restock their medicine cabinet, hinting that so many had to do so following the recall. navartus is also giving away bottles of its new try and make -- its new triaminic product. toyota and lexus sedans are being recalled oversteering issues. the law bars can reportedly break. -- the lock bars can reportedly break. here are the specifics. 373,000 toyota avalon from 2000 to 2004 have been named and 40,000 lexus ls 47820032007. owners -- lexus ls 478 from 2003 to 2007. owners should have been notified. how can we be
needs to grow. >> the ad promotes a tax credit that helps bio tech companies in maryland but ehrlich claims he made up the credit five years ago. o'malley camp said he just sponsored that (inaudible). >> >> we're proud of the fact that we were able to reauthorize that bio tech tax credit. it was a great idea that came from the legislature in 2005. and, i believe, we're the only state in the country to have increased that bio tech tax credit in the last year. >>the governor said 40,000 new jobs were created in the state of maryland in only the past four months. stay with us for the latest on the race for governor, go to foxbaltimore.com and click on the vote 2010 icon in the news features section. >> arundel county council approves the zoning change allowing homeowners to build windmills. they can be as high as 125 feet. building them on property smaller than 3 acres, however, would require a public hearing and county approval. >> west nile virus. is found in the state of maryland, for the first time this summer. the virus is found in a mosquito pool in lithacom last week. that area h
to reallyystart to climb here in maryland. >> when we go to las vegas, i doo't drink. and i don't gamble. >> but she suue likes to roll this woman's mind boggling collection. >> why comcast may actuully owe you money for a change. >> live in high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news "late edition"..3 barnd is off tonight. a 13-year-old girl rapee in annapolis. and investigators say the man that did it is a man already convicted of a violent sex crime. policc say he picked up the girl and 3 other young females in dundalk and drove them to annapolis and a home, where he raped one girl. keith daniels gives us a closer look at what led policc to the suspect. >> well, karen, we'reeon strat3 suspect picked up thehere the 13-yearrold girl, and 3 of her friends. police have arrested and charged 28-year-old james mason, iii ú%her charges. ú%w deeectives say mason drooe the ggrls teffiend'sshouse in annapolis, where he offered thee aacohol aad marijuana. and police say he raped the 13-year-old girl. and they say her friends looked for helpp >> t a certain .1 of the juvenil
. urlich and cane say this campaign is about getting maryland moving again. they toured the buford stem academy in east baltimore. they stressed the need for charter schools and praises the academy for its work in inner city youth. cane stressed her experience as an attorney and current job with the u.s. chamber of commerce giving her a unique perspective on the business climate in maryland. one she says has been damaged by the o'malley administration. when asked about the negative ads most marylanders are looking for something more. >> all this stuff about acting out in anger and accusation doesn't create one job or fix one train. doesn't create one charter school. unemployment is 10%. not every kid in baltimore city or the state of maryland get the opportunity these kids have. we should focus on what people want to us focus on. which is opportunity to succeed in the united states of america and in the state of maryland. >>> a little more about mary cane. she previously served as assistance state attorney general. urlich says cane's legal background and her business experience will be
with traffic. >> justin, in baltimore city, fire crews are on the scene at west 25th street and maryland avenue. also police activity at washington boulevard. all of the big roadways are looking good. no crashes at this time. we have building volume. we'll check the travel times in just a few minutes. >>> a little fun on a roller coaster in ocean city turned into an unexpected trip for three people. linda, what happened? >> reporter: megan, police say the three who were hurt were all kids between the ages of 10 and 15. they were riding the tidal wave roller coaster when it malfunctioned. the children were take ton area hospitals for treatment. police say about 15 people were on the looping roller coaster when it malfunctioned. the park stayed open but the area around the ride was temporarily evacuated as inspectors tried to figure out what caused the accident. the ride did not reopen last night. no word on whether it will remain closed throughout the weekend. linda so, abc 2 news. >>> and the baltimore city police department is looking for a few good men and women. mayor stephanie rawlings-bl
about whether the chairman of the republican party and former maryland lieutenant governor michael steele can effectively lead the gop. several top republicans condemn the remarks that afghanistan "was a war of obama's choosing." here's abc2 news's jeremy hubbard. >> reporter: michael steele is trying to save his job but his own party members are talking. >> dismayed, angry, upset. >> i think the statements are wildly inaccurate. it's unacceptable. >> reporter: at a connecticut fundraiser steele spoke against the republican position on the war in afghanistan. >> this is a war of obama's choosing. this is not -- a war that - >> reporter: it's not his first mistake. he was quoted as saying abortion is a woman as individual choice while the party takes a pro-life position and also had to explain entertainment expenses of young republicans at a topless bar then there was the ins sult of the republican icon rush limbaugh. >> yes, it's ugly. >> reporter: republicans have had enough. >> mr. steele is going to have to assess as to whether he can still lead the republican party. >> reporte
half. those happen to vehicles running with lights lights and sirens. in maryland that same year, 2544 were involved in accidents. people died in those. >> in the line of duty, sometimes we may not be able to control these things. councilwoman belinda carmichael concerned. >> it's a tough job. and we know that they rush to get to the scene and go to places where most of us would not want to go. i believe that they are careful. but there is a concern about the number of accidents and what it is costing the city. >> reporter: but police say their officers receive special training to drive cautiously. and point to the numbers as proof of their safety. >> we respond to 1.2 million calls a year. and we have a very, very low number of accidents. >> reporter: police say this in latest accident, the officer involved, and the driver of the other car are both in good condition. we're live at police headquarters, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> there have been no fatalities in police-involved crashes in the city this year. >>> a mentally-ill man, beat to death at a catonsville bar. tonigh
-atlantic region and maryland later on this afternoon. there is a lot of breaks in the overcast. we have enough sunshine to create that lived in the atmosphere to produce a thunderstorm later on this afternoon. right now, pretty sparse. mosely way off to a west and parts of tennessee and kentucky. the further we go into the day, the better the chance of seeing a thunderstorm pop up. temperatures in the upper 80s to 90 degrees. 84 in westminster, with a little bit of cloud cover north. a forecast is a mixture of sunshine and clouds this afternoon, hot and humid, a chance for a few thunderstorms. 40 percent in market that you will see it in your neighborhood -- 40% mark that you will see it in your neighborhood. keep an eye out for this later today. high temperatures and the low 90s. chance for a few thunderstorms below midnight. muggy conditions after that. we do have a little bit of good and bad news in the seven-day forecast. that news is that it will get even hotter as bwe code to the weekend. maybe approaching 100 on saturday. a strong cold front will go for on sunday. scattered thunderstorm
the final decision? according to the maryland high court, the voters do. they are being asked to repeal the zoning amendment that prevents slots from being in a mall. >> the specific language that all applicable zoning laws would be applied to any facility mean what they say. >> attorneys for a citizens group opposed the slots at the mall. they say this is a critical check and balance. citizens have the right to challenge decisions by their local government and reverse them through a referendum. >> i know what is right, and a casino does not belong in a family-friendly small. the people -- family-friendly mall. the people have a right to appeal, and that is what we did. >> they successfully made the case in circuit court that is adding measure is tied to an appropriations package that was connected to a bill legalizing slots. earlier in the day, this man detailed what this means. >> $500 million per year to start. >> court testimony indicates that 55% of the voters cast a ballot in favor of slots in 1997. >> a lot of people could not care less if there were slots, but they assume that i
. >> the record-breaking heat is unavoidable, and it is taking quite a toll on maryland. >> it is affecting train riders stock in the summer heat today. more on that story. more on the investigation on a nursing home that is forced to move its residents out. >> the officials say so far close to 60 residents have been moved to other facilities to get a break from the heat. some of them are still being moved at this hour. we are expecting record temperatures throughout the week. state health officials are wondering why they never reported the air conditioning problems to the states. they had residents saying they had enough of the heat. state health officials say one of them actually called 911 to report air-conditioning had been broken since friday. city officials immediately notified the state, who visited the facility later in the day. >> upon the arrival, they found a building that was very warm and possibly uncomfortable for the vulnerable adults who reside in the facility. >> nancy grimm says a top to bottom inspection shows only one of the four compressors for air conditioning did work. she
. and we need to figure out exactly what happened and why it happened. >> maryland state police and baltimore city police are conducting investigations. and and as a bystander is dead after police pursued him in west baltimore. there receive calls 27 year-old tyron hicks was dealing drugs at the blue f-150 truck. he ran as, when officers tried to arrest him. he was arrested at the scene. the crash remains under investigation. a woman is recovering after her trailer went up in flames overnight. this is video captured by a a ulocal member. the blaze broke out just before 4:30 this morning. no word on the victim's identity or condition. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. county fire investigators are trying to figure out what set two homes on fire. fire crews are arrived to find homes fully engulfed. officials said there were people inside one of the house is, but they were able to escape uninjured. no firefighters were injured. >> we have a beautiful monday afternoon in progress after a tough weekend with temperatures up near the century mark and fixed thunderstor
for videotapeing police. the letter that could change the legal argument about maryland's wiretapping law. >> a safe haven becomes a crime scene. the act of compassioo this man is accused of taking advantage of. >> the front that brought us storms, will also bring big changes in temperatures. how much cooler we will be going intt the weekend. in the sky watch forecast. >> live in high definition, froo wbff tv in baltimore, this is fox 45 news at 10:00. >> hello, i am jennifer glbert. >> and i am jeff barnd. women and new mothers find help. >> safe haven in nnapolis, for young girls. but tonight a worker thought it would be the place where she would lose her life. keith daniels s here now back from annapolis, with the woman's frightening story. keith? >> jennifer and jeff it happened ddring a daytime hold up at the most unusual place for a robbery. but police say a thief chose th3 small town help center. staffed by older women, that say they wereenearly frightened to death. >> teresa thornton is a volunteer at the birth right women's resource center in annapolis. she was there wednesdaa
severe storms rip through maryland, the damage you're wakkng up to today. >>> protection or pornography. a mother whose child went through an airport full body scanner speaks out. >>> and they train and exercise, but is it a sport? the judge's rulings that have put the futurr of cheerleading up for debate. >>> good morning. it's monday, july 26th. i'm patrice harris. a hot weekend. will we get more of the hot temmeratures for the workweek..3 meteorologist teve fertig is here to fill us in. we had hot temperatures and thunderstorms. i tried to hide in yesterday with the air-conditioning and i went out right when the storm started. i got caughh. 1 degrees for the the 5th time in the no which is an all time monthly record, too. hoo and humid with a chance of thunderstorms that were moving through, more than a chance, obviously did. today we have really little chance of seeing anything other than hot conditions but not as hot and lower hhmidity, not seeing any rain out there that has moved out of here to the south and east. 77 degrees in baltimore is we're looking at the fro
and that will be the case later this afternoon. the reader is just picking up a few sprinkles across western maryland. this batch of rain will miss us this morning. if we get enough sunshine, that will help to create instability that the atmosphere needs to greet thunderstorms later this afternoon. sunshine today is a bad thing. that means the more likely we will get some strong thunderstorms later on. it will be warm and humid. we put a 40% mark on that. of the storms that do developed, some will be strong to severe. a chance for a shower or thunderstorm tonight with temperatures dropping back into the 70's. very little will change for tomorrow. what is going to change as we head into the weekend is the core of the key to in midwest ohio valley will shift over to the mid atlantic. it will get hotter before it gets better by the time we get into the beginning of next week. low 90's today with a chance for a shower or thunderstorm. heat index will be over 100 on saturday. showers and thunderstorms late saturday and early sunday. we will get some lower the humidity levels and temperature will drop into
to track down his killer. >> a deadly rag race in maryland. two years ago. why police say it could happen again this week, at almost the same spot. %-wave.ready for another heat how temperaturee will rise vee the weekend and how long it will be before we get some rain, inú the sky watch forecast. >> and living to a 100. >> live in high definition, from wbff tv in baltimore, this is ú%x 45 news at 10:00. >> hello, i am jeff barnd. >> and i am karen parks. the u.s. mariie set to return to afghanistan, is shot and killed. aad inside of a baltimore city nightclub. >> myranda stephens standing by3 live downtown with more on how his plans tooo a tragic turn. myranda? >>>ell, jeff and karen, by all accounts, chase love was a marine ready for war. but instead of returniin to afghanistan, he died in a battle ú% a different kind. inside of thii baltimore lounge. >> custooer came and said you know wwat happened? somebody as killed. >> talk was found out through ú%e customers of a killing of a marine riggt next door to the -owntown hallmark store. >> sad, killed in baltimore. >> police say 26-y
. the recent extreme heat is to blame for six deaths so far in maryland. on abc2news.com, you can search for code red. coming up at 6:30. how the scorching heat can affect your kids and how the hot weather can make them sick. linda so, abc2 news. >> you can track the weather to your own neighborhood. log on to abc2news.com where you can also check out maryland's most powerful doppler radar. >>> 5:00. investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire that forced dozens of people from their homes this holiday weekend. let's go to woodlawn. we're out here in this apartment complex. it's on diamond ridge road and a county fire spokesman says 16 apartments in the building were damaged, 30 had to be evacuated and many are them are told they will have to find another place to live. >>> people in a parkville apartment complex had to be evacuated after a car slammed into their building. this is a picture from the scene. the incident happened around 1:00 saturday morning at the kennel worth apartments. a spokesman says you can't tell why the white lexus lost control. drowsy neighbors had t
the distance. abc news. >> warning for beach goers. rip tides keeping delaware and maryland lifeguards busy. in the past week guards have helped about 600 people in disstress. a rip tid section a strong current flowing near the shore and out to sea. the best advice is if you find yourself caught in a rip current swim parallel to the shore and don't panic. >> save $1,000 now. tonight an expert reveals simple secrets for saving a few dollars and still allowing yourself to have fun. >> it's not restrict to save more. >> reporter: emily is a busy professional who probably doesn't have a lot of time to worry about finances. when they found the advice of appear author it made sense. >> personal finance has a bad rap. >> reporter: he isn't the type of expert who will make you ditch the things you love. >> it's a game. i will try to spend on what i love as long as i cut on the things i don't. >> reporter: he thinks saying loose the latte is stupid. >> reporter: it doesn't save that much and there is a costful i prefer to focus on the four or five big win that save us 100,000 instead of these th
. that investigation is ongoing. >>> and a maryland state trooper lands in the hospital after his vehicle was struck along the side of the interstate. the trooper stopped to help a disabled vehicle on northbound 87 near benfield boulevard. that's when police say a speeding vehicle smashed right into the cruiser. the car burst into flames, the operator 35-year-old rene dwellen suffered broken legs. alcohol is suspected to be a factor in that crash. >>> well the heat just does not seem to be letting up in maryland. you can see people there with ice cream and cold drinks on their hands. paramedics say they received 10 energy calls from heat overwhelmed people alone. >> they are moving very slowly, but if you're understood beneath one of them you are definitely feeling them right now. see anything around montgomery county now dipping into howard county just south of columbia. they are moving east ward so we could hear something in the baltimore metro area in the next about half hour to one hour. farther south there are more showers. >> thanks. >>> some previous hot weather has sparked a warning. do i ha
, middle-class priorities include everything from making sure the stakes remain in maryland to foreclosure efforts. middle-class priorities also involve public safety measures like cleaning up the environment. >> [inaudible] >> this is true. the university system still has furlough days and some of its reserve funds were siphoned to help balance the state budget. tuition and fees for full-time community college students went up 8% during his first three years in office. >> this is true, but funding levels were dictated by state law. federal funds are supporting a total of $719 million in education aid. >> tax credits for small businesses to create jobs. >> this is true. the governor pushed through a $5,000 state income tax credit for employers to hire qualified employees of the unemployment line. but according to the permanent business and economic development, only 145 people have been hired so far. >> while other states are that -- while other states are struggling, he is making the tough choices to move at maryland forward. >> he and other governors pressed for washington to step up wit
assignments, including executive protection. his latest assignment was with the maryland coordination and analysis center, reporting to federal, state, and local police agencies. >> a robbery in east baltimore ended with a storeowner opening fire. at around 5:00 tonight a robber demanded cash ed matthews food market. that is when the owner reportedly opened fire, but the robber got away. it is unclear if the suspect was hit. the fbi has snagged a serial bank robber they have been searching for since last month. he was picked up on saturday morning during an attempted robbery in hamilton. he demanded cash when the temblor hit the net -- a panic button and the police responded. this robbery would have been the seventh committed by randall. >> one of the first, -- 25-year- old derek maxy was killed outside of the american legion hall. a 15-year-old shot in the leg during the gunfire is recovering. police said they do not believe the victims knew each other. anyone with information is asked to call police. baltimore county police have released the name of a woman who died in their custody
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